Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Deck the Halls

Can you believe Christmas is almost here? Yikes! I still have so much to do! I made this quick card yesterday in between bouts of cleaning (my father-in-law is coming to stay with us for a few weeks, so we've been in deep-clean mode). I wanted to try out this Cricut diecut, and decided it would look even better with glitter. I used this super-easy method:
  1. Place dicut face-down on craft mat.
  2. Apply a large piece of packing tape to the back of the diecut, covering the cutout opening(s).
  3. Flip diecut back over, right-side facing up. The sticky side of the tape should be showing through the cutout(s).
  4. Pour glitter onto diecut. Cover with a scrap piece of paper and press down firmly in order to adhere glitter evenly to sticky areas. Tap off excess glitter, and voila! A glittered image without any messy glue!
I've been tagged by the super-talented Cristina to answer a few questions about myself. So here goes!

1. Four shows that you watch:
    Vampire Diaries
    Criminal Minds

2. Four things you are passionate about:
    My husband
    The NGO my husband and I work with here in China
    Creativity in all forms

 3. Four words/phrases you say a lot:
    No barking! (to our Schnauzer)
    你好 ("hello" in Chinese)
    Coffee sounds REALLY good right now!

4. Four things you've learned from the past:
    Home is relative.
    You're stronger than you think you are.
    You CAN have too much chocolate.
    Go ahead and try "it" (whatever "it" is) - you just might really like it!

5. Four places you would like to go:
    Angkor Wat

6. Four things you did yesterday:
    Started cleaning up my craft area (but then...)
    Made another mess in my craft area
    Played around with my Cricut
    Watched a movie with dh

7. Four things you are looking forward to:
    Our wedding anniversary next week (14 years!)
    Our trip to Thailand next month
    My new Cricut cartridge that's in the mail

8. Four things you love about Winter:
    Peppermint hot chocolate
    Christmas decorations
    Sidewalk hat/glove vendors

9. Tag four people to play along:

I'm actually going to leave this open to anyone who happens to read this blog. Just let me know if you answer the questions - I'd love to learn more about you! 

Card Supplies:
Cuttlebug / Woodgrain Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink), Cricut / Joys of the Season cartridge, eyelet, packing tape, Martha Stewart glitter (peridot), Dymo labelmaker, woodgrain label tape



  1. Thanks for the cricut tips in your last couple of posts. Great card too! (Where does your woodgrain embossing folder come from, may I ask?)

  2. Fabbie card and loved reading about you!!!

  3. So glad you took up my "tag" challenge! Another beautiful card, too (that glitter technique is really clever). Have a Merry Christmas!

  4. This is so cute, Lisa! I love your sticker sentiment and I really need to start using that woodgrain ip more.

  5. Love the card! And, Happy soon to be Anniversary!

  6. Ooooh, such a lovely lovey card!!!
    Ok, curious... can you read Chinese well enough to get by?